A senior manager at Wincanton, a UK leading provider of innovative supply chain solutions, has received a prestigious award for her efforts to champion gender diversity and equality within the transport and logistics sector.
Tracey Clifford, general manager at Wincanton’s 220,000 sq ft site in Daventry, was named Diversity Champion of the Year by Women in Logistics UK. She received the accolade at the organisation’s annual conference and awards ceremony in Warwickshire on Friday (27th June).
Tracey said: “I was very pleased; and a little shocked, when my name was read out. Logistics is not pushed as a viable career path in schools, particularly for women, but it is extremely rewarding and can lead to long and fulfilling careers with some of the UK’s biggest employers.”
A member of Women in Logistics UK – a not-for-profit group – Tracey regularly speaks at industry forums and university events about her experiences within the sector.
In addition to managing projects for the 2,800-strong support organisation, which raises thousands every year for transport charity Transaid, she is also an active mentor.
Tracey has worked at Wincanton for more than nine years, initially joining as an accountant, before being promoted to commercial manager. She moved into operations five years ago.
Paul Durkin, business unit director at Wincanton, said: “We are thrilled that Tracey has been recognised for her commitment to breaking down outdated prejudices.”
He added: “Wincanton has long championed the need for more female managers inside the logistics sector, with growing numbers of women reaching management positions inside the company.”